LOS ANGELES: The action movie “Bullet Train” starring Brad Pitt enters its final stage – theaters – starting Wednesday. The film sees Pitt’s hitman character Ladybug seemingly take on her easiest job as she is asked to locate a suitcase on a high-speed train and then disembark. Unbeknownst to him, he’s not the only assassin looking for the case or seeking revenge. The other intentionally traveling assassins are Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), Tangerine (Aaron Taylor Johnson), Prince (Joey King), Hornet (Zazie Beetz), and Wolf (Bad Bunny).
Pitt said he read the script while locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic and found himself laughing.
“It’s like balm for what we needed,” Pitt said at the film’s Hollywood red carpet premiere. “Now it’s summer, we can go out and take it out, and it’s just fun.”
The film, directed by “Deadpool 2” filmmaker David Leitch, was shot while pandemic lockdowns and extensive COVID prevention protocols were still in place.
“We had the outer circle and people could only get on the train from the inner circle,” Pitt said in an interview. “We had to get off the train for the outer circle to appear. It was kind of like a Keystone Cop situation.”
The film sees Pitt’s character take on the other assassins in high-octane and often humorous fight scenes. Henry, who speaks in a Cockney accent in the film, said the fight sequences with Pitt were “the most therapeutic thing that ever happened.”
“I think the consensus is that everyone left a little better after slapping Brad, so that was a lot of fun,” Henry said.